Recognizing innovation with Citrix solutions

Congratulations to 2016 Citrix Innovation Award
winner Arca Continental!

We are thrilled to announce the 2016 Citrix Innovation Award winner, selected by Citrix Synergy 2016 attendees and independent IT experts, is Arca Continental. The global beverage manufacturing and distribution company, headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, is the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America, and uses Citrix solutions to minimize telecommunications costs and seamlessly deliver business apps to 22,000 users across Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina and the United States.

More than 60% of their customers are tienditas—the small “mom and pop” grocery stores that are the heart of the community in many Latin American countries—and much of the company’s mission centers on empowering these small business owners to succeed while generating growth among its large corporate customers. Citrix technology makes it possible for the processes and systems across this wide variety of companies to operate consistently and securely 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so that customers of all sizes receive efficient and consistent service.

Also recognized at Synergy were Baloise Group, an insurance holding group headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, and Action for Children, a charity helping more than 300,000 children, young people and parents through 650 projects across England. Watch their inspirational stories—and get further information on award criteria, the nomination process, submission forms and our archive of past winners—at Citrix.com/innovation.

Best of Citrix Synergy 2016 Awards

Media partner TechTarget hosted the Best of Citrix Synergy Awards 2016, recognizing the most outstanding products on display in the Solutions Expo in four categories plus an overall Best of Show. Exhibiting vendors submitted their products for consideration by a team of six judges, and were evaluated on innovation, functionality and performance, and value. Independent desktop virtualization expert and blogger Brian Madden announced finalists and winners in the following categories. Congratulations to the companies who are transforming tech in their respective spaces:

Best of Show:
ExtraHop Discover Appliance with Ransomware Bundle

Winner: Application, Data and Network Security
ExtraHop Networks, ExtraHop Discover Appliance with Ransomware Bundle
“The software monitors the entire network and the full application stack, classifying traffic in a way that makes it possible to detect and block or contain a malware infection. It uses passive monitoring and therefore does not introduce performance bottlenecks.”

Winner: Desktop and Application Delivery
Atlantis Computing, Atlantis USX 3.1.2.1111
“This software-defined approach to storage lets companies use their own hardware but adds Atlantis’s expertise in inline deduplication, pooling, tiering and more.”

Finalists:
ThinPrint for ThinPrint Hub
Login VSI for Login VSI Suite

Winner: Desktop and Application Delivery Storage, Networking and Infrastructure
Atlantis Computing, Atlantis HyperScale HS-336
“This hyperconverged appliance offers significant value, saving raw storage capacity by providing inline storage deduplication up to 90%. The system can support a significant number of desktops, and as a softwar product it is highly portable.”

Finalists:
eG Innovations for eG Enterprise 6.1
Nutanix

Winner: New Technology
Unidesk, Unidesk 4
“This vendor completely rebuilt their platform so it works with on-premises platforms and Microsoft Azure. Being able to deploy virtual machines composed of layers to any platform is a unique and valuable feature.”

Finalists:
HopTo for HopTo Work for Citrix
RES for RES ONE Security Suite v1